Solution Architect

Alfred & Victoria Associates

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Alfred & Victoria Associates is one of Nigeria’s leading ICT solution based company. Our company offers a wide range of services which are in high demand of today’s emerging market. AVA has three major arms which have been streamlined to meet our customer's needs.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute proactively to new service development.
  • Ensure quality, up-to-date documentation exists for all service arrangements
  • Provide technical and business consultative leadership throughout the technical life cycle of technical solutions.
  • Manage and develop strategic partnerships with third-party suppliers and other internal stakeholders for Cloud Aggregators or Managed Service Providers.
  • Coordinate with the sales team in formulating and building up proposal knowledge, including making technical demos and presentations to customers.
  • Demonstrate ability, determination, and tenacity to move major initiatives forward and drive focus while consistently thinking of the bottom-line impact of the efforts
  • Will be involved from pre-sales solution formulation through system deployment; including bid preparation and customer interface resulting in solutions architecture proposals.
  • The Solutions Architect will develop and articulate solutions based on a customer's strategic business or technical requirements ascertained from working with multiple business units across the customer's organization.
  • Assist in the translation of customer needs/technical requirements to appropriate solutions by liaising with customers to understand, anticipate and meet their specific needs.
  • Design service solutions for Manages Service customers in line with ITIL and/or industry best practice > Proven business development experience and familiarity with cloud services markets

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

Skills & Qualification Required:

  • Cisco CCNA/CCDA/CCIP/CCNP/CCDP
  • Three to Five (3-5) years industry experience
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Information Communication Technology or Engineering

Competencies:

  • Creative and innovative approach.
  • Experience in telecom architecture.
  • Proactive with a positive 'can do' approach.
  • Experience with Cisco equipment essential.
  • Team player / Ability to work independently.
  • Sound commercial business understanding and risk aware
  • In-depth Knowledge of Radio/Microwave and terrestrial transmission systems.
  • Experience in designing and deploying standardized VoIP technologies; SIP and H.323.
  • Experience relating business requirements to system and infrastructure components and designing the bill of materials for a project.
  • Set up and maintain a best practice library of company proposals and architectural designs proposed to customers with success and conversion rate indicators.
  • In-depth level knowledge of networking technologies including but not limited to: TCP/IP (interpreting a packet trace file), WAN technologies, VPN (Layer 2 & 3), QoS, firewalls, routers, switches, DNS, Metro Ethernet, SDH, EoSDH, DWDM, VOIP, and Data Centre Designs.

Demand on the Job

  • Problem-solving.
  • Written and verbal communications
  • Prioritizing workload of self and others.
  • Contract negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Relationship Management and Analytical Skills.
  • Background in Telecom and/Cloud Environment.
  • Strong background in solution design with a focus on IP/MPLS/IPLC/VOIP/Metro Ethernet/Data Centre Collocation/Cloud technologies.

Note: 

  • Any application received after this time will be automatically rejected

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Summary

Company

Alfred & Victoria Associates

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Information Technology

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years